do I create a subdivision?
is a Subdivision?
is most accurately described as any of the following:
plat approval required (lot split)
(no-plat) subdivision is a division of land along an existing public street,
not involving the opening, widening or extension of any street or road, and involving no more than five
lots after the original tract has been completely subdivided. The Delaware County Regional Planning
Commission may approve such a subdivision without a plat. DCRPC has seven working days from
the time of submission to approve or disapprove such no-plat subdivision.
Please see additional information under Lot Splits.
division of any parcel of land shown as a unit or as contiguous on the last
preceding tax roll:
- into 2 or more parcels, sites, or lots
- any one of which is less than 5 acres
- for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of
improvement of one or more parcels of land for residential, commercial, or
industrial structures or groups of structures involving the division or allocation of land for the
opening, widening, or extension of any street or streets.
division or allocation of land as:
- open spaces for common use by owner, occupants or lease holders or
easements for the
extension and maintenance of public sewer, water, storm drainage or other
subdivision of land within Delaware County is reviewed by the DCRPC as well as
many other county agencies
in order to ensure that the public health, safety and welfare are
protected. The review consists of external factors such as water supply and sewer capacity, as well as the internal
design (safe street patterns and proper drainage). The process also ensures
there is public record of the lots or parcels created in the county
are the rules?
When subdividing land, standards for improvements and platting
are prescribed by the Delaware County Subdivision Regulations for all land in
subdivision regulations help the land owner understand the following:
type of subdivision they are planning
information and materials
process to follow in order to finalize the plan
small property divisions to large tract divisions, the regulations provide
guidance to the public for accomplishing their goals while meeting the DCRPC’s standards. (For more info see
is the Cost?
Costs vary depending on the size of the project.
Generally, the more lots created, the higher the cost. The fees charged by the DCRPC are found in the
Fee Schedule. The schedule does not include surveyor or
do I start?
is advisable to contact an attorney and/or surveyor. It is also advisable to
discuss the project with your township zoning officer and
long does it take?
Minor (No-Plat, maximum 5 lots) subdivisions can be approved in 7 days. Major
subdivisions typically require a minimum of 60-90 days. No plat subdivisions are exempt from a public hearing and approval of the Regional Planning Commission.
Platted subdivisions must submit a sketch
plan (site review), preliminary plan, and
final plat. The staff makes recommendations to the members of the RPC for both
the preliminary plans and final plats.
information for the timeline of the various subdivision types can be found in Section
200 Subdivision Regulations. DCRPC application forms may be downloaded HERE.